Wrong Is Right (1982)

Wrong Is Right (1982)

A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track them down, and uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of US Government agencies.

Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man with the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 thriller film directed by Richard Brooks from his own script based on Charles McCarry’s novel The Better Angels. The film, starring Sean Connery as TV news reporter Patrick Hale, is about the theft of two suitcase nukes, and deals with media bias, reality television, government conspiracy, and Islamic terrorism.

Wrong Is Right (1982)

jh4>About the Story

In the near future, violence has become something of a national sport and television news has fallen to tabloid depths. Patrick Hale (Sean Connery), a globe-trotting reporter with access to a staggering array of world leaders, has ventured to the Arab country of Hegreb to interview his old acquaintance, King Ibn Awad (Ron Moody).

Awad has learned that the President of the United States (George Grizzard) may have issued orders for his removal; as a result, Awad is apparently making arrangements to deliver two suitcase nukes to a terrorist, with the intention of detonating them in Israel and the United States, unless the President resigns.

In the intricate plot that unfolds, nothing is quite the way it seems, and Hale finds himself caught between political leaders, revolutionaries, CIA agents and other figures, trying to get to the bottom of it all.

Wrong Is Righ Movie Postert (1982)

Wrong Is Right (1982)

Directed by: Richard Brooks
Starring: Sean Connery, George Grizzard, Robert Conrad, Katharine Ross, John Saxon, Henry Silva, Leslie Nielsen, Rosalind Cash
Screenplay by: Richard Brooks
Production Design by: Edward C. Carfagno
Cinematography by: Fred J. Koenekamp
Film Editing by: George Grenville
Costume Design by: Ray Summers
Set Decoration by: Arthur Jeph Parker
Costume Design by: Ray Summers
Music by: Artie Kane
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: May 14, 1982